Monday, November 3, 2014
Several thousand people gathered in the capital of Burkina Faso on Sunday to protest the army's power grab after the turbulent ouster of President Blaise Compaore, as the international community demanded the military hand over to civilian rule.
The Kenyan army said it had repelled a machete attack on a military barracks in a tourist resort near Mombasa on Sunday, killing six assailants.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Burkina Faso's army on Saturday backed a military officer's claim to lead the country's transition to democratic elections, as the ousted President Blaise Compaore took refuge in neighbouring Ivory Coast.
Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and have been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze.
Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso on Thursday, setting parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.
Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for President Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa's first white leader since South Africa's apartheid era.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed several people in a village in Nigeria's far northeast, a local administrator said on Wednesday, in the latest attack since a supposed cease-fire was announced.
Trade unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike on Wednesday following a day of protests against long-serving President Blaise Compaore that saw hundreds of thousands of people on the streets.